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Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra
60 pages / hardcover / incl. 2x vinyl records / colour / 20x15 cm / 1000 ex / 2008 / published by Pork Salad Press / ISBN 978-87-91409-38-7 / € 28.00
The Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra compositional game scenario consists of a school book plus two vinyl records of different shapes and promotes an expanded dialogue between human beings and artificial and alternative intelligences as a way to transgress a condition of stagnation prevailing in contemporary computer music and media art. The game scenario is an exercise in the creation of musical scores to challenge the mindset of “other” intelligences, considering issues such as utopia, time, notation techniques, language, new media, levels of unscannability, and the role of the composer.
Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra was launched as an educational program at a special lecture given in April 2008 at the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art. The work as such was first premiered in October 2007 at a solo exhibition at Andersen's Contemporary in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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